Rakušan: Mayors want legislators’ pay to slow to same rate as pension indexation

Interior Minister Vít Rakušan says his Mayors and Independents will propose that legislators’ salary increases slow to the same rate as the indexation of state old-age pensions.

He made the comment on Prima CNN News on Sunday, days after President Petr Pavel called on the government to deal with the issue of freezing politicians’ salaries. The head of state said it wasn’t right to leave lawmakers’ pay as it was while at the same time lowering pension increases for the elderly.

Opposition leaders ANO have called for a five-year freeze on politicians’ pay.

Mr. Rakušan said each member of the five-party coalition government had its own formula with regard to how to reining in future pension growth.

Author: Ian Willoughby